Work, volunteering and meaningful activities with spinal cord injury

Deciding to return to work, change career, study something or try volunteering is a decision that you can make in your own time and when you’re ready. But it’s important to know that returning to work can be helpful for your physical and mental health.  

If you are ready to return to work, there are reasonable adjustment legislations and government schemes such as access to work that may help. But you may not be ready, and need time to adjust to your new situation before thinking about work or volunteering. When you are in the right place, work and volunteering is good for both your mental and physical health, and it’s linked to better overall health outcomes.


If you would like to discuss returning to work, volunteering or meaningful activity further please contact Lucy Robinson, our Vocational Coordinator at Back Up on